December 2010

December 2010

Hawaii Set to Get Hotter Next Year

As the thermometer drops throughout the continental U.S., many daydreamers turn to thoughts of the swaying palm trees and sunny

Las Vegas Lights Up for Agents

The glittering destination that is Las Vegas once again put on a show-stopping performance for travel professionals over the past 12 months

Tauck World Discovery

As so often happens, Tauck World Discovery is out and running ahead of the pack. Perhaps that is why the tour company is the Recommend

Florida Shines On

Florida takes the prize for Best Selling Destination in the USA/Canada, celebrating for the second consecutive year a result of what

Southwest Airlines Flies High

The travel agents have spoken loud and clear and have once again named Southwest Airlines as the Best Airline for Leisure in Recommend’s

France: Where Love is Always in the Air

Roads to romance wind through France, hugging Mediterranean and Atlantic shores, passing beneath snow-capped Alps and Pyrenees heights

Ireland: Isle of Green

That’s “green” as in “cash,” especially for agents who sell the destination with the help of Tourism Ireland’s support. Ireland is this year’s winner

Flavors of Italy

It is no secret that Italy is one of the world’s most popular destinations, one that everyone seems to love for its cities full of renaissance

Agents Give Delta an A+

With a network that spans six continents and a far-reaching alliance relationship with Air France-KLM, Alitalia and the SkyTeam, as well as

Rail Europe Zooms Ahead

For making the selling of “Europe on Track” interesting, easier and more profitable, Rail Europe, the largest North American distributor of European

China No Longer a Sleeping Dragon

In China, everything is very big. Territorially, it stretches more than 3,000 miles from the western shores of the Pacific Ocean across the face of Asia.

Sexy Thailand

It says a lot about a place when it’s chosen by Recommend’s discerning readers—all knowledgeable travel experts and enthusiasts—for the

Singapore Airlines Soars to New Heights

From authentic Japanese fine dining experiences for business class passengers, to a multimillion dollar collaboration that plans to bring the

Double the Love for Tahiti

It’s a magical place indeed if it garners two victories, but there’s no arguing the spell it casts. Recommend readers made Tahiti the clear winner

Goway Wins Again

As it wraps up its year-long 40th anniversary celebration, Goway Travel is enjoying another coup courtesy of Recommend readers, which have

Costa Rica is Smiling

Costa Rica is huge in visitor appeal, as demonstrated by its winning Recommend’s Readers’ Choice Award for the Best Selling Destination in

Beautiful Brazil

When we think of Brazil, the images that come to mind are probably those of Rio de Janeiro, its smiling, sexy Carioca residents, its curve of white sands

Avanti's Latin Beat

Avanti Destinations copped Recommend’s Readers’ Choice Award for Best Tour Operator, Latin America, and president Harry Dalgaard called to

Egypt: The New Honeymoon Haven

Timeless Egypt has always offered a bountiful array of cultural treasures to visitors with its seemingly endless collection of ancient Egyptian

Honeymooners Learn and Grow in South Africa

It’s not hard to understand why South Africa has been named Sexiest Romance/Honeymoon Destination in Africa for the ninth year in a row

Abercrombie & Kent Owns Africa

There’s no doubt that Abercrombie & Kent (A&K) knows what it’s doing with its Africa product, and we’re not just saying this because it's won the

Isram Named Best in the Middle East

Isram World of Travel—a veteran tour operator with more than 40 years of experience that has evolved into a highly successful multi-brand

Israel Sets New Tourism Record in 2010

For the fourth year in a row, Recommend readers have named Israel the Best Selling Destination in the Middle East, something of an understatement

Agents Keep Jamaica On Top

In the fast-paced, constantly evolving world of travel, 11 years is an eternity. Think about it: in 1999, we were busy worrying about Y2K

Sandals & Beaches Go Above and Beyond

The saying goes, “Love what you do and do it well—success will follow.” Take one look at Sandals and Beaches, and you might be inspired

Lasting Love in St. Lucia

The French writer Antoine de Saint-Exupery once wrote that, “Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together

GOGO Goes Caribbean

In its fourth straight year of winning the Best Tour Operator, Caribbean in Recommend’s Readers’ Choice Awards, GOGO Worldwide Vacations’

Cancun Sells Above the Rest

Given people’s familiarity with “classic” Cancun and its many attributes, it’s not surprising that it’s won yet another feather in its cap with our

Twice as Nice for RIU

Much like a fashion designer comes up with sporty, classic and haute couture lines, so does a certain Spanish brand branch out with different

Apple Takes a Bite Out of Mexico

Whether it’s a free stay for the kids at the Cancun Palace (from June 1 through Aug. 31) or food and beverage credits at Las Brisas Ixtapa

Riviera Maya Puckers Up

The hottest destination south of Miami has boldly hit on agents and their clients yet again. For the fourth time in a row, it’s received Recommend's

Celebrity's Luxe Life

It shouldn’t shock you to learn that Celebrity Cruises has once again clinched a couple of Recommend’s Readers’ Choice Awards

Royal Caribbean Goes Big

In the world of cruising, it’s not enough to be the best—you have to be the biggest and the first as well. And for a full decade, Royal Caribbean

Princess Cruises Explores New Territory

Already a star among travelers for its slew of exciting and novel itineraries that span the globe, Princess Cruises is again offering new options

Carnival Stays the Course

In 2010, as consumers were still reeling from the economic recession, travel companies across the board rolled out discounts and special offers

Agents Embrace Regent Seven Seas

Regent Seven Seas Cruises has sailed into its first berth in Recommend’s Readers’ Choice Awards in the Best Cruise Line—Small Ship category

Crystal Cruises Sails into Promising Year Ahead

One of the most loved and highly regarded cruise lines in the industry—lauded by the likes of Virtuoso and Vacation.com—is also a

Viking's Out to "Rock the Boat" on Sales

For the fifth year in a row, Viking River Cruises has sailed into Recommend’s Readers’ Choice Awards as the Best River Cruise Line
GOGO Worldwide provides the Best Travel Agent Support, USA Destinations

GOGO Worldwide Vacations Gets A Top Nod

Whether they’re traveling across the country or just the next town over, clients turn to travel agents for support. But who’s supporting travel agents? In 2011, it was GOGO Worldwide Vacations, according to your votes.